Mata is a former rugby league player who went on to play for champion local 7s side, Davetalevu.
Mata made the final Fiji squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
In July 2016, Mata signed for Pro 12 side, Edinburgh who he would join after the Olympics.
In December 2017, he signed an extension to stay at the club til 2020.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Mata has had 13 European Cups appearances scoring 3 tries and 15 points.
In May 2019, he was named Pro14 Players' Player of the Year for 2019.
The skillful number eight signed a further one-year extension that will see him remain at Edinburgh until at least 2021.
As of June 2020, he has made 71 appearances and has scored 60 points for the Scottish club.
(LS June 29, 2020)
|2016 - present|
|2019 - present|
|2014 - 2018|
|2017 - 2019|